Al Harrington Nearing Deal With Wizards

August 13 2013 at 4:10pm CDT By Luke Adams

TUESDAY, 4:10pm: Harrington will likely finalize his agreement with the Wizards on Wednesday, tweets J. Michael of CSN Washington.

MONDAY, 8:41am: Having been waived by the Magic earlier this month, Al Harrington appears poised to join another Southeast club. Sources tell ESPN.com's Marc Stein that Harrington is leaning toward signing a deal with the Wizards. Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld backs up Stein's report, tweeting that an agreement between the two sides looks likely, as long as the veteran forward passes a physical.

Harrington, 33, missed nearly all of the 2012/13 season due to a staph infection, but has worked hard to get back into playing shape for the coming year, as he told Sam Amick of USA Today last month. Harrington is just one year removed from a productive season in Denver, in which he averaged 14.2 PPG and 6.1 RPG in 64 contests.

The Wizards used their full mid-level exception on Martell Webster and their full bi-annual exception on Eric Maynor, so the team could only offer Harrington a minimum-salary contract. However, the 15-year veteran is still owed about $7.4MM by the Magic for the next two seasons, so he's likely prioritizing a good fit over the highest offer. Washington has one guaranteed roster spot still available and is looking to add some "frontcourt scoring punch," according to Stein.

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